Choir Conducting

Classical Choir Conducting is a 2-year Master's programme (MMus) giving you the specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to work as a choir and ensemble conductor at high level.

As a student, you will have the time and space to immerse yourself in those areas of the discipline that particularly interest you. At the same time, relevant minor subjects such as Vocal Studies and Music Theory ensure that you have the necessary craftsmanship.

You will become part of a vibrant study environment that gives you great opportunities for networking, for example through master classes, training courses, and off-campus events.

Training courses

We explore the pedagogical dimension through a consistent focus on training courses. In addition to your own projects and ad-hoc Academy projects, once a week you will get the opportunity to work with a dedicated training vocal ensemble at high level, sometimes supplemented by an Academy instrument ensemble.


Applicants for the programme typically have classical music degrees or a music teacher degree such as the AM (General Music Teacher). Admission requirements are a relevant bachelor’s degree and a passed admission test.

Main areas

The MMus programme subjects are divided into the following areas:

  • Main subject area: Subjects where you are a performer, as well as subjects that support this and pedagogical and theoretical subjects.
  • Entrepreneurial Studies: Subjects and projects where you gain experience and skills as an entrepreneur and manager of dynamic processes, and acquire career administration tools.
  • Master’s project: The project itself as well as guidance and subjects that prepare you for project work.


With a MMus degree, you may apply for the 2-year soloist programme (advanced postgraduate diploma) which may include a period of study abroad. The programme requires an admission test and is concluded with a public concert performance.


Read more about programme content in the MMus Music Teacher with Choir Conducting curriculum, available in the general overview of classical curricula. Here you will also find the soloist programme curricula.